Emissive Metallomesogens Based on 2-Phenylpyridine Complexes of Iridium(III)

Amedeo Santoro, Anton Prokhorov, Valery Kozhevnikov, Adrian Whitwood, Bertrand Donnio, J. A. Gareth Williams, Duncan Bruce

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Preparation of IrIII complexes using anisotropic 2,5-di(4-alkoxyphenyl)pyridine ligands leads to emissive, liquid-crystalline complexes containing bound Cl and dimethyl sulfoxide. Using analogous poly(alkoxy) ligands allows the preparation of bis(2-phenylpyridine)iridium(III) acac complexes, which are also mesomorphic. The observation of liquid crystallinity in octahedral complexes of this type is without precedent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5248-5251
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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